Firebird

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  1. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Which version of Firebird Suite is in the International publication of the Orchestral Excerpts books?

    Is there a difference in the trumpet parts between the 2 versions Stravinsky wrote?

    Which version is more common in auditions? Thanks...
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    The ballet parts are in A. There is also an off-stage group of trumpets. It's glorious!

    At auditions you will probably see the 1918 version.
    Wilmer
     
  3. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Thanks, Wilmer! I have a recording of Montreal with Charles Dutoit doing the complete version; I am trying to imagine where the off stage part is. I'll listen on the way in to school tomorrow (quite a drive) and try to find it.

    Maybe someday I will get to hear it live...and see it danced.

    Better still, I may get the chance to play the suite in the near future. I'll know better in a few weeks...
     

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